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Unidentified Leaf Mines

St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhynchospora perplexa SA504 2016 5 Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Corylus americana D1113 Ectoedemia quadrinotata 2018 1 Sanibel Island leaf miner on Lippia nodiflora D1309 2018 1 Fort Fisher leaf miner on Quercus geminata D3153 2021 4 Leaf and stem miner, Lycopus americanus leaf mine on Black Walnut New Hope Bottomlands leaf miner on Quercus pagoda D3545 Phyllonorycter aeriferella maybe 2022 2 Kitty Hawk beach leaf miner on Heterotheca subaxillaris D3569 2022 3
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Unidentified Tracks, Sign, and Other Mysteries)
No Taxon Unidentified Leaf Mines
Remarks
This section is the home of unidentified leaf mines, which may have been made by the larvae of moths, flies, beetles, or sawflies. Knowing the host plant is extremely helpful, and in most cases essential, to identifying the miner.
Print References
(1)(2)(3)
Internet References
Great information and images of Illinois moth mines at microleps.org
Mines of British Flies and Other Insects (not North American, but much of the information is transferable)
BugTracks (Charley Eiseman's blog posts about leafminers)
Works Cited
1.Leafminers of North America
Charley Eiseman. 2018.
2.Leaf-mining Insects
Needham, James G., Stuart W. Frost, and Beatrice H. Tothill. 1928. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
3.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.